1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 NAS

Encouragement of Timothy's Visit

1 Therefore 1when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at 2Athens alone,

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2 and we sent 3Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,

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3 so that no one would be adisturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that 4we have been destined for this.

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    • ƒ 3:3 - Or "deceived"
      4 For indeed when we were with you, we kept telling you in advance that we were going to suffer affliction; b5and so it came to pass, cas you know.

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        • „ 3:4 - Lit "just as"
        • … 3:4 - Lit "and"
          5 For this reason, 6when I could endure it no longer, I also 7sent to dfind out about your faith, for fear that 8the tempter might have tempted you, and 9our labor would be in vain.

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            • † 3:5 - Or "to know, to ascertain"